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basically said if you are a small county in alabama or a city and you want to exchange your election laws or voting laws, you have to basically get it cleared ahead of time in washington and send some sort of form to the justice department to explain what you are going to do or you could go to a federal court. the theory was for 100 years, even though racial discrimination had been outlawed by the 15th amendment, a lot of cities and towns that control the voter rolls had various schemes that prevented blacks from registering to vote, so the federal government -- this is an unusual lot to say we are going to put the whole part of the country under special scrutiny of the federal courts -- that law still exists. the dissected by the voting rights act. it still is the case, if texas wants to change its congressional districts or have a new voter id laws. the networks -- a need to get it cleared from washington. host: how many states are we talking? guest: there are nine states, i think, covered by the law. the formula, i can tell you the simple part of it. it is the deep south. from there it
, the disparity. i was a bus driver and had an opportunity to see what went on in the affluent areas in the city of chicago. because it's based on real estate taxes, the funding, never being able to have the same opportunities. those kids have laptops and can take them home. but there's not even a computer in the class rooms within the city of chicago. my sister is a principal in the system. i asked her one question that would be critical to making the situation better for the students, she said to bring back the resources to the school in order to help the parents in dysfunctional houses that are underserved with 20% unemployment and we would get a more conducive environment and for the children to learn so they could be more prepared for school and retain what they learn in school. 14,: here's the september 2012 article puts out by the white house -about the effects of the potential cuts that will go into place on december 31 if no deal is struck over the fiscal cliff. the automatic spending cuts, defense and non-defense. in the report, educational achievement and special- education programs w
was an president and maybe the worst storm the city ever faced and the tidal surge was 14. governor chris christie said the damage in new jersey was unthinkable and we had fires and hurricane force winds, massive flooding, deepersnow. when you looked at that and but flooding to the health care systems and the shutdown of the stock exchanges, you start to get a sense of the massive scale and scope of this storm and yet the networks performed. i have read dozens of stories over the last couple weeks on how for many consumers their only tie to any information or people was through their smartphone, linking social media and other smartphone. while there was an impact on some websites, the networks performed really pretty well. >> my assessment is some networks did well, some networks did less well, but we don't have solid information about this, because there are no reporting requirements on these networks, no standards by which we measure their performance is. it is entirely voluntary whether they want to talk to the fcc or to their state or local governments. i take their word for it that they respo
a voter registration card. it looked strange to me. it was stamped from the city of philadelphia. the address said south spruce street. i know it runs east to west. it also had a wrong the number address. the street only goes to 250 and it went to 261. host: what is the process there? caller: i have no idea. i called city hall. they had no name of that voter. i tell the voters he was not allowed to vote of my polling system. he then threatened me and said he would come after me. he had people waiting outside of the before me. it was a very frightening situation. fortunately, a voter who was there with me came to my defense. i called city hall and they said, we would never issue anything like that. there was an official stamp. i also called the district attorney's office. they never called me back. i called and called again. this is our right fraud. if you just had a voter i.d.. the lines are enormous. i have to check the spelling of their name, i have to look up everything. it is so much easier and nicer for us as a worker. i was there for 14 hours that day with a half hour lunch
cities like new york with a big apartment houses and complexes, it would be hard to get, especially for older residents, to go down to the street and pick up the mail. pharmaceutical drugs being delivered to their first floor offices. so, they are looking at various things, various ways they can cut around the edges. of course, the biggest change of all the of looking at would be the closure of some post offices. they are trying to come up with some -- there are some 3000 facilities all across the country, maybe cut back by 10%. how they choose which ones to pick is they would have something like what they use for closing military bases, base realignment closure commission, a brac-like commission to pick which facilities to be closed. that is a controversial item, being proposed by the house. host: cindy on twitter send this -- the price of forever stamps are rising in january again. guest:, i believe it is going up to 46 cents from 45. yes, it is going up. one of the things they're talking about is should the postal authorities, the postal regulatory commission, should they be allo
clout. and political sway of some of the eu's institutions. finally, all while parts of new york city are still recovering from hurricane sandy, tradition is being maintained as the macy's thanksgiving day parade stops off in manhattan. and for many large retailers from the traditional black friday is a starting later today. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> you career officers, you disch -- changed this army. go and find your soldiers. do not find them in the villages and towns of america. and we did that. and over about five or six years recruited an absolutely splendid force of young men and women more willing to serve their country as volunteers, and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans. and they proved themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion. it proved themselves in the past 10 years and iraq and afghanistan. but the theme we have to keep in mind is something that president lincoln said. to care for those who are born to battle. to care. that means never forget that they are carr
going over the fiscal clef. host: david from union city. good morning. are you with us? ok. dave is turning into the tv rather than the phone call. we will look at the peace study. -- pew study. let's go to marie in alabama, a a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. can you hear me? i think that the states are already represented through their congresspersons. we do not need to have double representation. host: ok. let's go to springfield, georgia on the independent line. caller: good morning. my comment is there are a number of states that are not paying enough to the federal government. they get a lot more money back. to have these states have more input into the crisis, i think it would be a major mistake. the election has been decided already. obama 1. his referendum should be, it just that, what ever he wants. the states are complaining. they're not paying enough to the federal government. you have a lot of other states that are more liberal that are supporting people. host: agusta, georgia. caller: actually, the people have spoken. they have spoken because they reel
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